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Laura Flanders Show

From taking power to making power. This week "The Laura Flanders Show" presents a special report from Athens, Greece, where many are asking if progressives in government can change much if people don’t change society first. Many people recall the story of Syriza, the progressive left government that took power after the financial crisis. But what fewer people know is the creativity with which Greeks responded to the financial crisis to meet the needs of their community. Their approach to meeting the needs of their community could be be sowing the seeds for societal transformation.

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Segregation in Education is as bad as ever, and no end appears to be in sight. So what approaches might make a difference. What if Segregation, per se, wasn’t the problem? This week, educators speak out, and we visit an Afrocentric school in Brooklyn, where mindfulness and race are not a detail.

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Fighting Fascism with Graphic Art? Far more than an escape, comics can pack a political punch, as does the work of this week’s guests. First up, Mohammad Saba’aneh describes how he transposes his lived experience to the page, exposing the cruelties of Israeli occupation and celebrating popular resistance as the path forward. Then, Nate Powell uses his craft to break down a specifically American phenomenon – the creep of fascist aesthetics into our police and fashion choices.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show